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Have Your Say: Would You Support a Seagull Cull?

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With strong feelings being voiced on the Scarborough UK social profiles, both for and against a possible seagull cull, we wanted to find out what the bird's fate would be if the decision was in your hands.

Councillor Andrew Jenkinson believes that Seagulls are 'are blighting the industry of Scarborough' and that the time has come for a cull whereas the RSPB says a cull should only be carried out 'as a last resort.'

But what do you think? Are they vermin that need to be controlled, or should we accept that Scarborough is as much there home as it is ours?

Have your say by voting in our simple poll. Simply click 'Yes' if you would support a cull or 'No' if you would not.



Main Photo: Beth M527, on Flickr
Have Your Say: Would You Support a Seagull Cull? Reviewed by Editor on 21:28:00 Rating: 5

23 comments:

  1. Disgraceful. Murdering an animal so you have chips on the beach?
    I'd support a chav cull first, they cause more trouble.

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    1. A 'cull' isn't always killing...it's also reducing the population by inhibiting breeding. This was the option being discussed apparently.

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  2. Driving to Scarborough...I see the discarded Washing machine on the side of the road, the plastic bags in the hedges and general rubbish thrown out of the passing cars by the superior species on this planet..the dead wildlife on the road speaks another story. Arriving at Scarborough, not being able to move due to masses of lauds screaming and shouting on their way to do the important things in life that justify the reason for the human race...getting drunk, getting laid and producing more useful citizens gambling their money away. I can't hear the sea for noisy people and gambling arcades. Carefully trying not to step into their cast away half eaten fish and chips, glass bottles and other rubbish that is thrown onto the road despite rubbish bins everywhere. My thought wonders..too many people...houses are getting smaller and more expensive because we run out of space for all those superior beings....and then I have the solution...a solution so acceptable nowadays for everything else that is becoming a nuisance. Because if we are to apply the same logic to us as we apply to animals and nature we have to come to the conclusion that we are not contributing anything valuable to this planet but rather the opposite. The only value we have is to ourselves. --- A voluntary mass euthanasia and for the less voluntary a mass cull of humans....Anybody up for a poll?

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  3. Thing is they're just not on the beach...... there is far to many in land. Nesting in chimney stacks and feeding from garden bird birds table. I've grown up in Scarborough and never did you see seagulls in land like you do now. You never saw them nesting on roof tops in Scalby, Newby, Wreyfield or even Newlands (that is closest to the seafront).
    As long as it's done humanely I have nothing negative to say about the cull.

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    1. I have a question for you - how can you 'humanely' kill hundreds/thousands of innocent creatures, let alone simply because they live amongst us? After all, it it weren't for humans littering and throwing food at them in the first place then they probably wouldn't try stealing people's food at all. They have been socialised to live close to us, and that's not their fault, it's ours.

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  4. So sad that humans rob the gulls of their natural foods, they leave filth everywhere then complain and kill anything that causes issues, issues that have been created by humans...
    Cull the parasitical humans first, thats where the problem lies....Get some of the dole wallers off their asses to clean up the crap

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  5. Councillor Jenkinson should be ashamed to have even thought such a thing nevermind voicing it. We built a town around a seagull city and now we complain of their presence? I wonder what their perception of us is?

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    1. Agreed. Lets cull the councillors - they are vermin.

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  6. I'll support it only if we cull cows for smelling, sheep for being wooly, fish for being wet and councillors for being idiots.

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  7. Fully agree with you both :-)

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  8. Genetic engineering is the answer create a whole new breed that no how to behave and crap in designated areas!! Lol

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  9. What a sick planet we live on,if there was anything left in the sea these birds would be out there feeding not living on our rubbish

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  10. I think less drastic actions should be used first....If the streets were cleaned on a regular basis, bins weren't left overflowing and more prominent signs were put up asking people not to feed the seagulls / pigeons it might help with the problem, they are after all scavenging for food...People are not helping the problem by leaving their rubbish all over the beach either...I have seen people deliberately throwing food to the birds and like any animal they are going to eat it....It's the PEOPLE who are causing the problem....

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  11. Id cull the useless council first they are the vermin of scarborough.

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  12. CRULE! And uncalled for, the seaside is there home, stop people feeding them but don't kill them what are you going to do if too many people visit the town at once, shoot them as they enter? Too many deaths regarding animal's, so easy for you yo deal with the problem as kill them! Try something else, they belong there!

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  13. I totally agree with most of the comments here, absolutely brilliant.
    I would like to add, what is vermin ?
    Apparently it is something that is a nuisance and spreads diseases.
    Do I need to point out what is the most filthiest, disease ridden,nuisance on this planet?!!

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  14. If you don't like gulls move inland ...easy ! The gulls have as much right to dwell as the idiots who want to kill them. Councillor Jenkinson should be booted out for his imbecilic notion.

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  15. A breeding reduction program rather than killing animals (eg. Mid-pressure hosing part of the cliffs with water one day during laying season to break a proportion of the new eggs while the adults can fly away until it's done) could be a humane way to approach it? Scarborough has always had its seagulls, but the post above that states the birds are moving inland and causing a new nuisance is true, they are causing damage to property in areas they simply didn't inhabit before but have had to spread due to increased numbers on the sea front and old town. It's not the gulls' fault, it's ours for leaving so much food for them, but it can be managed without hurting the birds we have, damaging the environment or costing a lot.

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  16. If we actually caught and ate our own fish instead of buying from countries that we have given our fishing rights to, the gills would stay out at sea and follow the boats in feeding on the guts.

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  17. Control is not by 'killing' them, it is by oiling the eggs and reducing the numbers hatched each season, I remember the council also had a team who removed nests from buildings, at least they did in 1988.

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  18. BLIGHTING THE TOURIST INDUSTRY???

    I dont get bothered by any seagulls when i am playing on the slot machines...its those little kids waiting around for your 2p's to drop that are the real blight on tourism...

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  19. Leave the Seagulls alone you murders, I was born/live in Scarborough and I live in the town center too, they are lovely and I hear and see them every day...Seagulls like dogs and cats should have rights! Go live in a city or countryside if yr dont like them....

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